Cowboys and gear.

by road-traveled | created - 20 Apr 2017 | updated - 26 Apr 2018 | Public

Cowboys and cowgirls.

2nd list, since the first one disappeared.

1. Lem Sowards

Actor | Red Blood

Lem Sowards was born on October 17, 1892 in Missouri, USA as James Len Sowards. He is known for his work on Red Blood (1925). He died on August 20, 1962 in Sawtelle, California, USA.

2. Nina Varela

Actress | Tales of Tomorrow

Born near St. Louis in 1902, and trained in Europe in opera as a mezzo-soprano, square-faced, lantern-jawed, full-figured Nina Varela came to the United States in the late 1930s and ended up in Hollywood. During the 40s, 50's, and 60's, she worked frequently at the Shubert Theater, accompanying ...

Major Delilah Courtney, Woman They Almost Lynched (1953). 1953.

3. David Sharpe

Actor | Social Error

He made his first appearance before the camera at the age of 14 in Douglas Fairbanks's Robin Hood (1922) Young Dave became the National A.A.U. tumbling champion in 1925 and 1926. Still in his teens, he began taking bit parts in films. His big break came in Masked Emotions (1929). It led him to a ...

4. Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

Actor | The Glass Key

The son of a rancher-turned-politician, Guinn Williams was given the nickname "Big Boy" (and he was, too - 6' 2" of mostly solid muscle from years of working on ranches and playing semi-pro and pro baseball) by Will Rogers, with whom he made one of his first films, in 1919. Although his father ...

5. Dickie Jones

Soundtrack | Avengers: Age of Ultron

American actor who achieved some success as a child and as a young adult, especially in B-Westerns and in television. The son of a Texas newspaper editor. Jones was a accomplished horseman from infancy. At the age of four he was billed as the World's Youngest Trick Rider and Roper. At the age of ...

6. Wallace MacDonald

Writer | The Phantom Empire

Wallace MacDonald was born on May 5, 1891 in Mulgrave, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was an actor and producer, known for The Phantom Empire (1935), A Man's World (1942) and Flame of Stamboul (1951). He was married to Doris May. He died on October 30, 1978 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

7. Monte Blue

Actor | Key Largo

Stalwart, durable Monte Blue, a romantic leading man of the silent days, was born January 11, 1887, as Gerard Monte Blue (some sources indicate 1890, but his mother's application for his admission to the Soldier's and Sailor's Orphan's Home lists his birth date as January 11, 1887). Various sources...

8. Tex Palmer

Actor | Romance of the Rockies

Tex Palmer was born on July 31, 1904 in Xenia, Ohio, USA as Luther Palmer. He was an actor, known for Romance of the Rockies (1937), The Adventures of Champion (1955) and The Phantom Stage (1939). He died on March 22, 1982 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.

9. Jack Evans

Actor | The Fighting Deputy

Jack Evans was born on March 5, 1893 in Neills Creek, North Carolina, USA as John Henry Evans. He was an actor, known for The Fighting Deputy (1937), Rawhide Romance (1934) and Moonlight on the Range (1937). He was married to Fannie. He died on March 14, 1950 in Hollywood, California, USA.

10. Oscar Gahan

Actor | Ambush Valley

Canada's child prodigy violinist. Played a command performance for the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII, at age 5.) First cousin of Walter Huston, father of child actress Baby Rose, Grandfather of Sharmagne Leland-St. John-Sylbert, Great-grandfather of 'Daisy Alexandra Sylbert'.

11. Cliff Nazarro

Actor | Forged Passport

Cliff Nazarro was born on January 31, 1904 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for Forged Passport (1939), Ding Dong Williams (1946) and Hillbilly Blitzkrieg (1942). He died on February 18, 1961 in Ventura County, California, USA.

12. Buck Jones

Actor | For the Service

Buck Jones was one of the greatest of the "B" western stars. Although born in Indiana, Jones reportedly (but disputedly) grew up on a ranch near Red Rock in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), and there learned the riding and shooting skills that would stand him in good stead as a hero of Westerns. He...

13. Frank McCarroll

Actor | Gunman's Code

Frank McCarroll was born on September 5, 1892 in Morris, Minnesota, USA as Frank Leo McCarroll. He is known for his work on Gunman's Code (1946), Tombstone Terror (1935) and Wild Horse Phantom (1944). He was married to Lorrie and Mary Ellen Treadwell. He died on March 8, 1954 in Burbank, California...

14. Al St. John

Actor | Billy the Kid Trapped

Al St. John was born on September 10, 1893 in Santa Ana, California, USA as Alfred St. John. He was an actor and director, known for Billy the Kid Trapped (1942), Outlaws of the Plains (1946) and Moonlight on the Range (1937). He was married to Flo-Bell Moore, Yvonne June Villon Price Pearce (...

15. Ted French

Actor | Badmen of Tombstone

Ted French was born on April 21, 1899 in New York City, New York, USA as Victor Trenwith French. He was an actor, known for Badmen of Tombstone (1949), West to Glory (1947) and The Hawk of Powder River (1948). He was married to Nellie Louise Cowles and Gladys Genevieve Worden. He died on July 3, ...

16. Marshall Reed

Actor | The Madmen of Mandoras

Marshall Reed was born on May 28, 1917 in Englewood, Colorado, USA as Marshall Jewel Reed. He was an actor and producer, known for The Madmen of Mandoras (1963), Mysterious Island (1951) and Riding with Buffalo Bill (1954). He was married to Carlyn Miller. He died on April 15, 1980 in Los Angeles, ...

17. William Boyd

Actor | Call of the Prairie

The son of a day laborer, William Boyd moved with his family to Tulsa, Oklahoma, when he was seven. His parents died while he was in his early teens, forcing him to quit school and take such jobs as a grocery clerk, surveyor and oil field worker. He went to Hollywood in 1919, already gray-haired. ...

18. Ralph Bucko

Stunts | A Son of the Plains

Ralph Bucko (real name Ralph Bouckou) was a working cowhand from Yakima, Washington, who, with his brother Roy Bucko, drifted south and found themselves riding Hollywood's western ranges. Neither brother was often billed but Ralph was billed either as Ralph Bucko or by his nickname, "Buck' Bucko, ...

19. John Wayne

Actor | True Grit

John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Iowa, to Mary Alberta (Brown) and Clyde Leonard Morrison, a pharmacist. He was of English, Ulster-Scots, and Irish ancestry.

Clyde developed a lung condition that required him to move his family from Iowa to the warmer climate of southern California, ...

20. J. Farrell MacDonald

Actor | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

J. Farrell MacDonald was born on April 14, 1875 in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA as Joseph Farrell MacDonald. He was an actor and director, known for Sunrise (1927), Superman and the Mole-Men (1951) and Meet John Doe (1941). He was married to Edith Bostwick. He died on August 2, 1952 in Hollywood, ...

21. Earl Dwire

Actor | Hittin' the Trail

Earl Dwire was born on October 3, 1883 in Missouri, USA as Earl Dean Dwire. He was an actor, known for Hittin' the Trail (1937), The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen (1937) and Riders of the Dawn (1937). He was married to Elizabeth Alice Maddeaux and Ruth. He died on January 16, 1940 in Los Angeles, ...

22. Bob Card

Actor | Ridin' the Cherokee Trail

Bob Card was born on May 4, 1887 in Iowa, USA as Robert Austin Card. He was an actor, known for Ridin' the Cherokee Trail (1941), Prairie Law (1940) and Terror of the Plains (1934). He was married to Hazel. He died on April 7, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

23. Andy Clyde

Actor | Silent Conflict

Andy Clyde's more than 40-year film career started on the vaudeville stages and music halls in his native Scotland in the 1920s. He made his way to Hollywood and began as an extra in Mack Sennett comedies, but he was soon moved up to featured player, usually the sidekick or second banana to the ...

24. Hoot Gibson

Actor | Roaring Ranch

A pioneering cowboy star of silent and early talking Westerns, Hoot Gibson was one of the 1920s' most popular children's matinée heroes. In his real life, however, he had a rather painful rags-to-riches-and-back-to-rags career, a problem that seemed to plague a number of big stars who fell victim ...

25. Sunset Carson

Actor | Rough Riders of Cheyenne

An American cowboy star of "B" westerns who had a brief career in the 1940s, Sunset Carson was born with the decidedly unheroic name of Winifred Maurice Harrison (although he was generally known to his family as Michael or Mick) in Gracemore, Oklahoma. He moved to Plainview, Texas, as a boy and ...

26. Thomas Hunter

Writer | The Final Countdown

Thomas Hunter was born on December 19, 1932 in Savannah, Georgia, USA as Thomas O'Driscoll Hunter. He was an actor and writer, known for The Final Countdown (1980), Web of Deception (1971) and X312 - Flight to Hell (1971). He was married to Isabelle. He died on December 27, 2017 in Rowayton, ...

Pedro, Carlos (1971). 1971.

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27. Andy Devine

Actor | Robin Hood

Rotund comic character actor of American films. Born Andrew Vabre Devine in Flagstaff, Arizona, the later-to-be Rotund comic character actor was raised in nearby Kingman, Arizona, the son of Irish-American hotel operator Thomas Devine and his wife Amy. Devine was an able athlete as a student and ...

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